Reasonable Doubt emcee Jay-Z has been honoured with another award as he received an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Directing of a Variety Special’ alongside his co-director Hamish Hamilton.
The honour was bestowed upon the Brooklyn emcee (real name Shawn Carter) for his contribution to directing last year’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show performed by Roc Nation star Rihanna.
The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys is a ceremony dedicated to the behind-the-scenes elements of film and TV, including editing, directing, makeup design, set design and others.
Jay-Z and his co-director, Hamish Hamilton, won the ‘Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special’ Emmy over some very prevalent figures in the TV business, such as Paul Miller, Joel Gallen, Glenn Weiss and Linda Mendoza. The Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show trumped NBC’s Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter+Love, Netflix’s Chris Rock comedy special Selective Outrage, and Netflix’s Wanda Sykes’ special I’m an Entertainer.
Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show also managed to Earn Carter and Hamilton the ‘Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special’ award, too. In 2022, Jay-Z managed to secure an Emmy Award for curating Dr Dre’s Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.
Elsewhere during the ceremony, although he was nominated, CArter failed to win the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Music Direction’, which was bestowed upon Joni Mitchell, and the team behind Moonage Daydream.
Although Carter has been involved in many movie projects, he has yet to receive the most prestigious motion picture award, an Oscar. However, he and his wife are known for their post-ceremony afterparties.